Struggles plague Lady Knights in 24-1 loss to Mountaineer Middle

Lady Knight Kaylee Cross connects with the pitch and takes off for first base in action against Mountaineer Middle.

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball program hosted the Mountaineer Middle School Lions of Harrison County last Tuesday. 

The Lady Knights would have encounter pitching troubles on the night that continued the length of the game and would unfortunately end the game very early in the third with a final score of 24-1.  

TCMS would be starting this game minus their starting pitcher Maddie Blair out due to sickness that would leave rookie P.J. McGinnis getting the starting nod.   

The Lady Knights would struggle to get anything across the plate as McGinnis would be pulled in the first inning with eighth grader Jeri Wolford stepping in the circle for an inning of work and eventually Kaylee Cross would finish out the game in the third with each pitcher struggling to gain control.   

The Lady Lions would capitalize on the all the walks and would apply aggressiveness on the basepaths that didn’t let up for the entirety of the game. 

The Lady Knights would have a few bright spots on the night as Ruth Horne, Jeri Wolford, Cross and Ashley Smith would each have hits on the nights. 

Rookie Callie Copland would draw a walk late in the third with Smith making contact and moving her to third and Copeland would then make a bold move on a wild pitch from the Lions pitcher and score the only Lady Knights run on the evening. 

Head Coach Chase Setler lamented after the game. “It’s like we are writing a book and every chapter is the same story. If we can’t make the simple plays, we will get beat badly like this every game.”

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